Marc currently lives in the Chicago, Illinois, area but grew up in Norway, Maine, where he graduated from Oxford Hills High School in 1988. He was first introduced to Pink Feather by his niece, Katie, who is an honor roll student at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School and regularly volunteers at Pink Feather. Marc’s parents, brother, sister-in-law, nieces, nephew, and other extended family members all reside in Maine. Marc has one son, Jack, who graduated from Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine, in 2019 and now attends college in Illinois. Marc feels a deep and ongoing connection to Maine and is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve on the Pink Feather Foundation Board of Directors.
After graduating from Oxford Hills, Marc pursued and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Following college graduation Marc began his career in Human Resources (HR) consulting in Illinois. While progressing in his career, Marc attended graduate school at night and received his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), with a concentration in Leadership and Change Management, from DePaul University’s Kellstadt School of Business.
Marc has held several leadership positions in large HR consulting firms, and he has also served as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for a $2.5 billion health system in Texas with 14,000 employees. Throughout his career, Marc has enjoyed the privilege of serving a number of Fortune 500 companies and large not-for-profit health systems as their HR consultant.
In his current work, Marc leads a team at Korn Ferry that focuses on working closely with some of the largest and most complex health systems in the U.S. to help align HR programs and policies to the health systems’ larger objectives, including: high quality, patient engagement, community service, and financial sustainability of healthcare. This involves working closely with the C-suite of these health systems along with physicians, nurses, and other staff to ensure HR programs and policies encourage behaviors and results that are consistent with the organization’s mission, vision, values, goals and community needs.
Philanthropically, Marc has devoted considerable amounts of time and resources to support Catholic schools. He has served on the Founding Board for the Frassati Catholic Academy in Wauconda, IL, the Holy Trinity High School Board in Temple, TX, and the St. Pius X High School Board in Houston, TX. He also served on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in Temple, TX and the Temple Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors in Temple, TX.